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Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:04 pm

Anyone have pictures of a 64 California Highway Patrol bike? I am thinking of paintng my bike back to its original CHP colors and need pictures.



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Re: Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:16 am

Cant see the picture for some reason.

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Re: Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:19 am

I think Panhead may have posted a bad link, here's a better one, click on the pic to get the full size image. This may be a Kansas City police bike, it was posted by 63 KCPD, I'm pretty sure that all the CHP bikes of that era had the 7-point star on the tank and were black and white.

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Re: Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:24 am

1969-2.jpg
it looks like they were still black & white in '69
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Re: Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:54 am

and here's a link to a thread we had a while back about the original paint '56 that Dave Swanson has, there are a lot of pictures in the thread, keep scrolling through the pages. Dave's bike was never a CHP bike but it was ordered from the factory with that paint scheme.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4272&hilit=56+paint

and here's a pic of some other California cop bikes, just in case you meant 1924 and not 1964 :D
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Re: Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:34 am

The paint scheme was the same for many years, all the way back in the '30s.
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Post by 1964FLDUO » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:55 am

One more question, are there any legal issues with doing this?

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:37 am

No, the paint doesn't matter. But if you put emergency equipment on it or real logos, you may have a problem! Most states you can have the equipment just never use it, such as sirens and lights. Unless of course you are a certified LEO!
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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:41 am

As Robbie said, that black & white scheme goes back to the knuckles & ULs produced after after 1936. The VLs of the early '30s where predominately all white.

I do not believe there are any legal issues with reproducing the vintage paint scheme, but you should check with the local DMV to make sure.

here's a cool video of the CHP verifying that the '34 VLs would actually go 100 mph as claimed by the H-D factory.

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:49 pm

RUBONE wrote:No, the paint doesn't matter. But if you put emergency equipment on it or real logos, you may have a problem! Most states you can have the equipment just never use it, such as sirens and lights. Unless of course you are a certified LEO!
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So of I were to put the actual CHP decal, I might be illegal

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Post by Hauula Pan » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:11 pm

In California you can not have the real logo or the lights & siren unless it is a show bike only & then you have to get all kinds of permissions & waivers & it can not be ridden on the street. All of the police bikes had the logos & equipment removed before they were sold. If you want to ride it you can paint it with the black & white color scheme and you can put spot lights on but they can not be red or blue. Also if you add a star or any logo that even resembles the actual one you are asking for trouble. You can contact any local CHP office and they will tell you what you can & can't do legally. They are actually very helpful with that kind of info. as most appreciate the old bikes too, especially if you talk to an officer that rode one.

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:54 pm

Painting it black and white without the original decal and no lights or anything kind of takes away from the whole thing. No one would even know what it is without that stuff. It would just look like a black and white panhead. I have a buddy that bought a Police bike and they removed the name of the town, but it still says Police, why isnt that illegal? He bought it from Hercules PD in CA.

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Post by Hauula Pan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:43 am

64FLDUO your buddy's probably is legal, like you said they removed the name of the town and I'm guessing the shield logo too. CHP, Towns & Cities are all different as to what they allow but you need to know that CHP has jurisdiction across the entire State. So it is important to not only comply with a town or city's rules but also the State Motor Vehicle Codes. I'm just saying its better to call them up & ask what the law says before you spend a bunch of money putting lights & paint on that you may end up having to take off. Also even if it is legal if you make it too close to the real thing you risk getting hassled. Just things to think about.

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Post by 1964FLDUO » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:49 am

Thanks for the advise Hauula Pan, just out of curiosity does anyone know if the CHP still uses Harley's? Or are they only using those Hondas or whatever they use?

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Re: Looking for picture of 64 CHP Panhead

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:33 am

1964FLDUO wrote: just out of curiosity does anyone know if the CHP still uses Harley's?
Nope, they ride beemers now (BMW). But they have tried just about everything, Kawasaki, Honda, you name it. The current fleet looks like a bunch of modified crotch rockets.

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